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Beer Geek Bacon - Mikkeller ApS

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86
very good

426 Ratings
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Ratings: 426
Reviews: 247
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 14.92%


Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS visit their website
Denmark

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A smoked version of the Beer Geek Breakfast.

Brewed at Nøgne Ø.

(Beer added by: bark on 07-02-2010)
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SykDoc

Wisconsin

4.3/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a snifter. It pours black and is opaque when held to the light. 1/2 inch mocha colored head forms reducing to a nice over-the-top lacing. Some sludge is present at the bottom.

The aroma has a quick oatmeal and dark chocolate component which is then matched with a smoke and dark fruitiness.

The taste seems to have more upfront smoke with a semi-sweet chocolate overall taste. A bit of oatmeal and a light hopping is also present. an oak and smoke taste remains at the finish.

The mouthfeel is medium-full bodied with a chalky finish. Lightly carbonated and a mildly lingering dryness. Quite smooth with a unique smoky bite.

Overall, this is a very good beer. I think it could be tricky to have more than one due to the intensity, which is also what makes it great. It is good enough that I would definitely have another, with that being said. Very nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2011 01:02:57 | More by SykDoc
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Teku glass.

A: Pitch black with medium (2fingers), medium lasting, mocha head. Very good lacing.

S: Mild roasted malts aroma, low to medium smoked malts aroma (woody, ashy), coffee aroma, hints of vanilla aromas, some dark fruits esters.

T: definetely smoked beer - burnt and ashy, dark roasted espresso coffee flavours, some dark chocolate, medium bitterness, low hop flavor.

M: creamy texture, medium carbonation, medium to full body.

O: Very drinkable smoked beer, which base is great beer geek breakfast. This stout is very drinkable. Really good beer.

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4.13/5  rDev +8.1%
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A real nice thick brown walnut body out of the bottle, but fills the glass with very dark black colors. Head is creamy thick and cocoa brown, thick coating of ring lacing all around and thin creamy colllar to match. Real nice lovely looking stout.

Great aroma and as advertised. Subtle campfire smoke, nice wood like embers. Subtle coffee and char roasting aromas. Certainly some cobbed smokey hints of bacon to match.

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Beer Geek Bacon from Mikkeller ApS
86 out of 100 based on 426 ratings.